NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 21, 1974
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(Studio) Tension mounts on Cyprus; fighting between Cypriot Greeks and Turks escalates. Greece announces it will declare war on Turkey if Turkish forces don't leave Cyprus within 48 hrs.; Greek military government hasn't confirmed threat. Heaviest fighting on Paphos, Cyprus. Turkish forces attempting to drive south from Kyrenia to Nicosia. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses situation with Greek and Turkish prime mins. by phone. US Undersecretary State Joseph Sisco shuttles between Ankara and Athens, rptdly. making headway toward cease-fire.
REPORTER:. Floyd Kalber
(Ankara, Turkey) Turks support military intervention into Cyprus. [Turkish Prime Min. Bulent ECEVIT - states Turkey not participating in act of aggression; Turkey wants to end aggression.] Sisco meets with Turkish government leaders [SISCO - says progress being made toward cease-fire.] Colonel in charge of Turkish regiment permanently stationed in Cyprus has been killed.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta
(Studio) United Nations Secretary Kurt Waldheim appeals for humane treatment of civilians. British troops on Cyprus help evacuate foreign ntls. More refugees arrive in London.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
(London, England) Some refugees arrive with luggage; others left everything behind. [Mrs. John HARRIS - explains where shelling was in relation to her flat on beach.] [John HARRIS - says no one knew who was in control.] [Mrs. HARRIS - states troops shot anyone in sight, even shepherds.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell
(Studio) 350 Americans incld. in motorcade evacuation of Nicosia, Cyprus. Another 350 Americans believed to still be on Cyprus. Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev condemns open armed aggression by Greeks on Cyprus; urges Makarios be restored to power.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
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